China Eastern Airlines launches direct flights from Qingdao to Dubai

China Eastern Airlines will fly three flights per week to Dubai

China Eastern Airlines Airbus A330-200 in Frankfurt
China Eastern Airlines Airbus A330-200 in Frankfurt

Hotelier sister title Arabian Business has reported that China Eastern Airlines is to launch direct flights from the Chinese city of Qingdao to Dubai from June 29 2019, it was announced on Saturday.

Reportedly, the airline will operate three round trips per week between Qingdao and Dubai, on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, with the flights taking an average of ten hours.

China Eastern Airlines also announced a new direct flight between Qingdao and Paris, which will operate on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

Paris and Dubai will be the ninth and tenth international flights to be operated from Qingdao, following on from Frankfurt, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Melbourne, Vancouver, Moscow, Sydney and London.

Qingdao is a major seaport city located on China’s Yellow Sea coast. It has a population of over nine million people and is home to the Jiaozhou Bay Bridge, the world’s longest sea bridge.

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